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Poster: brewster Date: Oct 22, 2009 11:41am
Forum: announcements Subject: A Future for Books: BookServer launch event

The Internet Archive launched BookServer to a group of 500 in San Francisco.

The BookServer is a new distributed lending and vending system for books on the Internet. We will demonstrate a live system where:
  Publishers and booksellers are selling digital books on their own terms,
  Libraries loaning digital out-of-print books to their patrons,
  Readers finding and reading the books they love on
  Reading devices of their choice.

A group of companies and libraries demonstrated this open system for the first time.

Here is a an independent post about the proceedings.

This post was modified by brewster on 2009-10-22 18:41:19